Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Get Financial Compensation
A slip and fall accident can happen suddenly and leave someone seriously injured. When the accident was caused by negligence, you deserve financial compensation for your injuries. But recovering compensation can be complicated. If you’ve been hurt in New Jersey, contact the personal injury lawyers at Shebell & Shebell, LLC. Our offices are located in Shrewsbury and Newark.
There are many types of injuries that people can suffer in a slip and fall accident. These include broken bones, head injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, dislocated shoulders and knee injuries. Some people may need surgery, physical therapy and medication. Recovery can take weeks, months or a lifetime.
Some common causes of slip and fall accidents include:
- Slippery or wet floors (from mopping or spilled liquids)
- Broken stairs
- Uneven or cracked pavement or sidewalks
- Carpet that is torn or buckled
- Cluttered walkways
- Loose or broken floorboards
- Loose rugs
- Snow- or ice-covered pavement or sidewalks
- Poor lighting
- Cords running across the floor
- Open drawers
- Transitions from one type of surface to another (for example, carpet to wood floor)
- Lack of handrails
Property and business owners have a responsibility to keep their premises reasonably safe. Failing to do so may be considered negligence and can result in someone being injured. Recovering financial compensation for a slip and fall accident injury may be difficult. Owners typically deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility.
Our Lawyers Hold Negligent Parties Accountable
Insurance companies aren’t much help, either. They are mostly interested in protecting their bottom line, so will look for ways to pay you as little as possible. They may dispute the extent of your injuries or argue your injuries were pre-existing. They may even blame you for causing the accident that left you hurt.
That’s why you need an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to hold negligent parties accountable and help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. Our firm has been helping the injured since our founding in 1927. We build strong cases and fight the insurance companies on your behalf.
Our legal team investigates your accident to get the facts. We gather evidence in support of your case. Our attorneys carefully review police reports, medical records and other documentation. We identify witnesses and interview them about what they saw. Many times, we consult experts who can help us understand how the accident happened.
Determined To Get The Best Outcome
Our attorneys build cases that prove the property owner or business owner was negligent. This involves demonstrating that owners had a duty to keep people safe, that they knew or should have known about an unsafe condition, that they had time to do something about it and that they failed to do anything.
When insurance companies see that we are prepared to fight for you all the way to court if needed, they agree to talk about a settlement. We’re not interested in a quick deal to help them save money. Any settlement needs to include compensation for all of your medical expenses, any lost wages and other compensation, such as pain and suffering.
If you were injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us for a free consultation. We have offices in Shrewsbury and Newark. One of our personal injury attorneys can review the details of your case and explain your options. We can also answer any questions that you have. There’s no cost and no obligation.